LISTEN: Slopestyle Skier Kaya Turski with CBC’s Jian Gomeshi
“Canadian Kaya Turski won her fourth gold medal for slopestyle skiing at the X Games on Sunday — an especially impressive feat given how recently she suffered a devastating knee injury…”
So goes CBC pop culture Q host Jian Gomeshi in his web intro to a revealing 45-minute radio interview Tuesday with Kaya Turski. This slopestyle skier from Montreal, QC is now a favourite for the first ski slopestyle Gold ever to be won at an Olympic Winter Games.
It was only five months ago that the 25-year-old skier underwent experimental knee surgery to be fitted with both a synthetic tendon, and a tendon from a cadaver. Now she’s winning gold medals.
Here’s a link to Gomeshi’s conversation with Turski last Tuesday, fresh from the Aspen XGames, and just as she was packing to leave for a pre-Olympic holiday in Venice, Italy: